Past Meetup

TORCFest - Triangle Mountain Bike Festival

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Great Meadow Park at Briar Chapel

Corner of Great Ridge Pkwy & Beacon Ridge Blvd · Chapel Hill, NC

How to find us

Festival is in Great Meadow Park. Parking is at Margaret B Pollard Middle School

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Details

Join us at Briar Chapel's Great Meadow Park for a family-friendly mountain bike festival. We'll have bike demos, a kids' bike parade, bike rodeo, guided group rides, skills props, food, beer, local bike shops onsite, and a super fun raffle for TORC members/supporters.
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Schedule of Events:

9:00 am - Warm up and chill out with yoga
9:00 am - Bike demos available
10:00 am - Kids Bike Parade
10:00 am - Guided mountain bike rides begin
11:00 am - Show us your special bike skills at the Bike Rodeo
12:00 pm - Enjoy burgers or hot dogs for a donation to TORC
3:00 pm - Win prizes at the TORC membership and supporter raffle
3:30 pm - All bike demos due back

Bring your unwanted new and gently used bike gear (parts, accessories, etc.) for donation to The RECYCLEry.

Kids of all ages can decorate their bikes and dress up for a festive bike parade, meet at the TORC Rides tent.

Breakaway Cafe will sell breakfast burritos and coffee in the morning and donate a portion of proceeds to TORC.

Bike demos available 9:00am - 3:00pm. Bring your helmet, ID/credit card, and any special pedals to demo a bike.

Bike Rodeo will have a bike limbo, bunny hop, and fix a flat competition among others.

Visit the exhibitors and talk with experts from local bike shops or learn about other local non profits focused on conservation and/or promoting mountain biking.

Skills props including ramps, skinnies, and logovers will be set up during the day.

Visit the Triangle Trails Showcase booth to learn more about the trails TORC volunteers help build and maintain across the Triangle area. Meet our hard working Trail Coordinators and learn how you can help keep our local trails in tip top shape!

Guided group rides will be available for beginners and those unfamiliar with the trails. Or meet up with others to ride the fun single track, challenging Bennett Mountain, or skills park and head out on your own.

Around noon, hotdogs, hamburgers, or veggie burgers and all the fixings will be available for a donation to TORC.

Beer from Beer Study, Crank Arm, and Vecino Brewing will be available (bring appropriate identification), Feel free to BYOB.

Raffle for TORC Members and Supporters begins at 3:00pm. Lots of great items will be given away. Visit the TORC Membership tent to pick up your raffle ticket.
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Some of the items you can win in the Member and Supporter raffle:

Back Alley Bikes - various giveaways
Cycling Spoken Here - Osprey Raptor pack and Tune Up package
Durham Cycles - Tune Up Certificate
eBike Central - helmet, bike lock, bike bell
MisFit MTN - various giveaways
Mountain Khakis - gift cards and various giveaways
Oak City Cycling Project - giveaway TBC
Oberweiss Dairy - giveaway TBC
Performance Bicycle - Fox Jersey, pint glasses
The Clean Machine - 4 $25 gift cards
Trails End Bikes - 2 29" tires,[masked]" tire
Trek Bicycles Holly Park - giveaway TBC
Trek Bicycles Raleigh - Blue Devil Tune Up Certificates
REI - Co-Op DRT 1.1 Mountain Bike, Primal Jerseys
Rouler Sportswear - Space Dog Jersey
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Back Alley Bikes will have M+L Kona Hei Hei Trail AL/DL, M+L Kona Satori DL, M Ibis Mojo 3, L Ibis Ripley LS, and Kona Process 153 demos

The Bicycle Chain/Clean Machine will have Specialized and Jamis demos

eBike Central will have mountain bike, commuter bike, and cargo bike demos

REI will have Ghost Bike demos

Trek Holly Park will have a selection of carbon mountain bike (Powerfly, Remedy 9.8s, Fuel EX 9.8s, Top Fuel 9.8, etc.) demos
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Are you or your business interested in participating in TORCFest as a sponsor or vendor? Please contact [masked] for more information.